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ELISA - Helsinki TeleCom Deutschland

Role: Head of Electronic and Mobile-Business Unit, Elisa Germany

Axel joined Helsinki TeleCom Deutschland (HTD) at 1.June 1999 to lead the Product & Marketing Department. HTD was the German arm of Elisa Communications. Axel was responsible for the Marketing and Product Development for the 18 Elisa city carriers and the nationwide carriers. He coordinated the Marketing & Product related know-how transfer between Helsinki and the German city carrier group and the central product & service roadmap. He negotiated the e-commerce pilot with one of the largest German media houses and a California based e-commerce specialist. I have especially received compliments of his work from all departments such as the Helsinki based colleagues and the associated carrier management as they very much appreciated his strong business and result orientation, follow-ups and recommendation. Balancing his task-oriented skill-set is a great personality and friendly demeanor that makes him very well liked by his team members, colleagues, and executive clients. It has been a pleasure having Axel in our management team. I highly recommend him to any other company and investor, willing to implement a structured growth strategy in the wireless telecommunication sector.

Dr. Jürgen Kassubek
CEO Helsinki Telekom Deutschland